Photographs: Dr. Oliver Seet Captions: Carmen Pang A group of NUS senior alumni joined Cicada Tree Eco Place for a Love Our MacRitchie Forest Walk on March 21, which was also the International Day of Forests. The nature walk took place at Windsor Nature Park, a 75-hectare nature area that buffers the Central Catchment Nature … More Love MacRitchie Walk with NUS Senior Alumni by Cicada Tree Eco-Place – a Photo Essay
A quick update on the site investigation (SI) works for the Cross Island Line development: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/lta-promises-to-release-findings-on-how-initial-tests-for-the-cross-island-mrt Background info: The SI works, started in March 2017 and completed near the end of last year, sought to determine the feasibility of building the MRT line under and around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. An Environmental Impact Assessment … More LTA set to update on environmental impacts of SI works – Straits Times
It certainly doesn’t take size to wow. From fairylike damselflies to warriorlike spiders, it was the critters that stole the limelight in the NUS Toddycat’s first Love MacRitchie walk of the year! Some weren’t hard to spot at all – here’s a Malayan Lascar basking on a leaf. If its distinctive yellow-black banding was for … More Uncovering the amazing world of forest critters – Love MacRitchie Walk (February 2018)
A free public guided nature walk to Venus Forest at Windsor Nature Park conducted by Cicada Tree Eco-Place. Suitable for children 6 years and older. Walk along the pristine stream to spot the many amazing creatures which call this rainforest home. Hidden within the stream are many animals like soft-shell turtles, freshwater crabs, terrapins, fishing … More Open for registration – Love MacRitchie Walk with Cicada Tree Eco-Place on 4 Feb 2018
In a rather rare turn of events, we spent our weekend not in the forests, but at Marina Barrage for Earth Fest 2018! It was an awesome experience interacting with everyone, sharing about our precious biodiversity and learning about fantastic environmental initiatives from other booths. As Earth Fest was all about championing sustainable development and … More Love MacRitchie goes to Earth Fest!
“Korkor, is this a rubber seed?” “Yes.” “Is that a rubber seed too?” “Yep.” “How come this doesn’t have the same pattern?” Stumped. What is that? (Probably another rubber seed, on hindsight) “What’s under that leaf?” A mealybug, or woolly aphid, or something else perhaps. So low in the undergrowth and so far out from … More Discovering nature, and the spirit of discovery – Love MacRitchie Walk (December 2017)
The next Love MacRitchie Walk with the NUS Toddycats! is happening on 9 December 2017 (8.30-11.30 am)! Now open for registration! Join the Toddycats in discovering the forest and its amazing wildlife. Come join us and learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The forest trail at […]
What an exciting two weekends it was! As part of the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement, NUS Toddycats held a series of “Friends of the Forest” conservation booths at various public libraries around Singapore to raise awareness of our forest biodiversity. After the fun-filled weekend at Jurong Regional Library and Central Public Library on 2nd and … More Friends of the Forest library booths – we did it!
Over the past weekend (2nd and 3rd September 2017), the children’s sections of Jurong Regional Library and Central Public Library went abuzz with the sights and sounds of our forests, as the NUS Toddycats brought in animal specimens from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum for the “Friends of the Forest” conservation booths. These … More Friends of the Forest library booths – a mid-week update!
Planning for a weekend family outing? How about heading down to a nearby public library to learn more about our forest biodiversity? We will be holding a series of conservation exhibitions in public libraries this coming September! There’ll be plenty of interesting animal specimens and exciting hands-on activities for children. Don’t miss our storytelling session … More Friends of the Forest library booths (2, 3 and 10 Sep 2017)